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Confessions of a God Seeker


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If after this book you hold to Eckankar, you deserve it. But as truth-seeker, let this book set you free.Ford's book exposes the lies that are still used to shore up the cult of Eckankar. It proves once and for all the extensive plagiarisms of Paul Twitchell and how the current leader Harold Klemp continues the cover up with lies of his own. If you are a member of Eckankar, you owe it to your higher self to read this exposé.


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Reviewer: CHOPPER999 - - May 8, 2015
Subject: BLACK MAGIC CULT !
A dangerous black magic cult stay away you have been warned !

Take it from me as an X eckist this black magic cult will lead you nowhere in the spiritual worlds it is a total lie and con job from the very beginning you will only have to work your way out { that's if you can by the way} of the entrapment you will find yourself in when you get to the spiritual worlds this mind bending soul entrapping cult stinks to high heaven don't be fooled by any of it and it's empty spiritual promises STAY AWAY YOUR VERY IMMORTAL SOUL IS AT STAKE you have been warned read Ford Johnson book to find the truth out about this evil cult and set yourself free while you still can.
Reviewer: pjr2 - - October 21, 2014
Subject: The Truth About Eckankar
I recommend this book to all seekers who are interested in learning the truth about Eckankar. It is a destructive cult that traps sincere seekers with threats of fearful retribution, imaginary rewards, delusions of grandeur, and dependency on a charlatan named Harold Klemp who claims to be the incarnation of God. Klemp's overblown title alone should be a clue to any reasoning person. He calls himself "Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta (meaning the highest being in all the universes), and The Living Eck Master (meaning he is the only being in charge of the God Spirit). I myself was trapped in this cult for over 30 years. As a so called "higher initiate" I conducted phony initiations and gave personal consultations to keep them trapped in the cult. I was just as delusional as the rest of the Eckankar members until one day I came to my senses. Thanks to the Internet and my interloan library, I started researching the cult just as Ford did and found it was just one big lie. Paul Twitchell, it's founder had been a member of Scientology and Sant Mat. He stole from those and from Theosophy to start his own cult. Sometimes he stole from writers like Neville Goddard and sometimes he just made things up. It's all there if you make the effort to search for it. After Paul Twitchell died, Darwin Gross took over and stole millions from the organization. He was followed by Harold Klemp, a former mental patient.
Reviewer: mornings - - May 3, 2013
Subject: EXCELLENT RESEARCH, take off your blinders
I re-read this book in 2013 after reading it with blinders on when it was published. I thought it smacked of hurt, pain and anger at first read because I was a member of Eckankar. Well 33 years as an Eckist and I re-read it with my blinders OFF. It was thoroughly researched, still has its jabs and insults hurled due to his being snubbed by Harold Klemp BUT the research if what drew me in. I researched his over 100 on the average footnotes to each chapter, following where they led, reading the internet publications if available...ect...tracking down his sources. Although MANY BAD REVIEWS here are FROM Eckists, I would suggest that they re read it w/o the blinders. He has wonderful insights into spirituality, letting go of thinking ONLY a Master can do ANYTHING in your life and helps you STAND ON YOUR OWN 2 SPIRITUAL FEET. The things he shares do not come across as an angry rant anymore--they have a few barbs here and there, understandable, but the truth in the research is amazing in itself. Thank you Ford for your COURAGE to do this in the face of many many hell bent 'born-again' type Eckists who tore you apart on MANY websites that sell your book. Apologies.

I'm still an Eckist but I have my eyes OPEN now and will not RELY on ANYONE except GOD as my go-to. Harold has always said we do not worship him but that seems to be changing as of 2012-13 with more and more taking personal credit for anything spiritual in our lives. "NEVER get stuck on the outer master, always go to the inner"--words from Harold in 1981. I'm sticking to that and letting go of all as SOUL. We wil see where I end up!
Reviewer: Remington Rolling Block - - November 13, 2012
Subject: Outstanding - Informative - Enlightening - Easy Read
If you are looking for a real insight into a modern day religion, it's founding, the internal politics, the truth's as to whether or not it will stand up to the "Pepsi Challange", this book is it. Very well written, fast paced and just plain interesting. Mr. Johnson is extremely believable in his writings and certainly illustrates to the reader how one man can easily capture a flock and how subsequent men use their power to further their own ambitions at the expense of the flock! It drives home why it is so important to look inside and outside the box when one considers alternatives to beliefs and writings that have been produced by many and have well stood the test of time. As Mr. Johnson walks the reader through the twisted paths of a false premise called Eckankar, he also supports the basic beliefs of all who truly are in search of God and how to find "IT"! Glad I read the book and I apologize to the Eckists among us, "I'm sorry but I don't believe you."
Reviewer: tesladriver - - August 26, 2012
Subject: Who claims credit for truths.
Truth or wisdom was passed down word of mouth in the begining from generation to generation, then was put down in written word. Each individual embraces that which he believes is true. No person or group owns that truth, they just repeat it. You can'nt plagerize something that has always been, and always will be. This book does'nt quite ring true to me, as I feel the author and his mentor are confused on many points. Nothing wrong with being skeptical however.
Reviewer: Wetah - - March 10, 2010
Subject: A Revelation
As a former adherent of Scientology and some other groups I have wondered for years how it is that dubious spiritual concepts still can work marvellously. Ford Johnson's book came as a revelation. Using his experience with Eckankar, he thorougly exposes spiritual fraud while remaining grateful for the spiritual progress he attained in that movement. The second half of his book then gives a wide perspective for spiritual growth without depending on self-proclaimed "masters".

Some faithful Eckists might not like "Confessions of a God Seeker". This book is for people who prefer to stand on their own two feet.
Reviewer: signon77 - - December 4, 2009
Subject: Reality is a personal thing
Ford Johnson is entitled to write or say anything he so wishes. That is his prerogative.

But what is reality if not a reflection in one's thoughts and consciousness of personal experience? Personal experience. What Johnson overlooks, perhaps surprisingly, given the duration of his involvement with ECKANKAR,is that ECKists don't follow the teachings because of the personalities of Paul Twitchell and/or Harold Klemp. This is why ECKANKAR is NOT a cult and why the perceived plagiarism of Paul, real or imagined, is a total irrelevance.

Why do I follow ECKANKAR? Because my reality is that the Spiritual Exercises of ECK let me Soul Travel, obtain guidance into daily affairs, experience ECK Masters, help me work off karma and most important of all - open me up to constant contact with the Light and Sound of God.

May the blessings be.
Reviewer: Kinpa - - November 30, 2009
Subject: EGO~!
this book isn't so good...ford took graham's journal and used it for his own ego boost,not exemplary behavior by any means...where is his Godsoul? hiding out perhaps, ah well, no matter...not impressed...
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